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There is still talk about whether there was the constitutionally required quorum of members for passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913.

However, on December 19 of this year, the day the food bill was passed in the Senate, directly from the Congressional Record, it shows that in the next item of business, there was a successful request for unanimous consent to waive what is admitted to be “mandatory quorum.”

In the Senate’s own glossary of terms, they admit that 51 Senators is a constitutional requirement for quorum to do business, and even brazenly admit that often, fewer Senators are actually on the floor, but they say that quorum is presumed unless the contrary is shown by a quorum call or a roll call vote!

However, there are repeated examples from the Congressional Record of quorum calls being made where it was demonstrated that quorum wasn’t present at the time.

I feel that this regular flouting of a clearly defined constitutional requirement needs to be made aware to more Americans so they know a big reason why their government is as unrepresentative and unlawful as it has become today.

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